A Blog by International Students at Leiden University
No matter if family and friends are visiting or you have a day off – autumn is the ideal time for a culture day! With its 13 museums, Leiden is rightfully referred to as the Key To Discovery. From history and art up until natural sciences, let’s explore what our University city has on offer:
The National Museum of Antiquities
Explore countless treasures from old, rich cultures and a world-class Egyptian mummy exhibition – interactive and comprehensive for young and old. Students:€ 12,50.
The National Museum of Ethnology
Dive into another world: No matter if the philosophy of life of the Japanese or the hunting traditions of the peoples living close to the North Pole. Explore varying exhibitions on the life of non-western cultures. Students: 10,00.
Europe’s most engaging family museum: Go on an adventure and learn about the first life on earth, the Netherlands in the Ice Age, the primeval forces of planet earth and the surprising flirting methods of plants and animals. Reopens in 2019.
Learn about Japan’s past and present: Right by one of the most beautiful canals, visitors can enjoy an ancient permanent collection of 800 Japanese artefacts as well as temporary exhibitions. Students: €4,50.
You would like to try out an experiment yourself? Named after well known lecturer Herman Boerhaave, the museum offers interactive collections on natural and medical sciences. Students: free.
Molenmuseum De Valk
Have you ever wondered what the Dutch landmark looks like from inside? Visit the authentic tower mill dating from 1743. Students: €4,00.
Stoomtrein Katwijk Leiden
Let’s travel 100 years back in time and explore the golden age of steam travelling. Enter the carriages and fire the bolder. Students: €9,00.
Academic Historical Museum
The Academy Building hosts a vast collection of objects, documents and photographs on the university’s history and Leiden’s student life. Students: free.
A building not to be missed offering education and entertainment with a variety of permanent and temporary exhibitions: Let’s start your journey through the human body! Students: €16,75.
Erfgoed Leiden en Omstreken
Discover the regional knowledge center – centuries of books, prints, posters and films and a nine kilometres long archive.
Enjoy the Netherlands’ oldest botanical gardens: Various exotic plants and a location right by the canals make for an unforgettable vists. Students: free.
Leiden American Pilgrim Museum
What was the daily life of the founders of New England like? You can find out about their stories in a beautifully preserved house from around 1365 – 1370. Students:€ 5,00.
Museum de Lakenhal
Art on Oude Singel: Get impressed by permanent collections including masterpieces by Lucas van Leyden, Rembrandt and Jan Steen and constantly changing exhibitions! Reopens in 2019.
The Leiden Weaver’s House
A ordinary house in an ordinary street: Travel 100 years back in time and check out its temporary exhibitions on the cloth-making industry, the graphics industry and the conserves industry.
Young Rembrandt Studio
Get to know the life of young Rembrandt with a 7 minute video and discover his his unique talent.